Allied health programs on agenda for TJC board meet

Published on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 23:16 - Written by Staff Reports

Allied health programs and an interactive science exhibit are among the issues on the agenda for today’s Tyler Junior College board meeting.

The board of trustees is scheduled to meet at 11 a.m. in the White Administrative Services Center Board Room on the college’s main campus, 1400 E. Fifth St.

A board workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. in the Board Conference Room.

During the meeting, the board is scheduled to hear a presentation on the occupational therapy assistant and physical therapy assistant programs.

The college is launching these programs as part of the expansion coming with the Rogers Nursing and Health Sciences Center, which is under construction.

The board also is scheduled to vote on a rental agreement to bring the Sonic Sensation interactive museum exhibition to its Center for Earth and Space Science Education.

The exhibit will introduce visitors to the science of sound and hearing, according to information provided by TJC. The Sciencenter in Ithaca, N.Y., developed and owns the exhibit.

TJC plans to use the exhibit starting in fall 2015. It costs about $58,500 to rent it.

In other business, the board is scheduled to vote on letters of understanding between the college and several Southeast Texas nursing homes. The college would provide shelter for the residents in the event of an emergency evacuation.